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1892 Working, Fine Quality, Waltham Vangaurd Railway Pocket Watch Serial 7002345. Sn 12983 - 12983
The American Waltham Watch Company had its beginnings in 1850 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The company was founded by David Davis, Aaron Dennison, and Edward Howard. Their vision was to form a watch company that could produce high-quality watches at a lower cost using interchangeable parts. With financial backing from Samuel Curtis, of small-arms manufacturing fame, the watch production began in 1851, and the first small group of watches were finished in late 1852. The first watches produced went to officials of the company, and it was not until 1853 that the first watches were offered for sale to the public. This watch, serial number 7002345 was produced in 1892 out of a model run of 7002001-7002400 (399 made). It has a material grade of "P" which is described as 'usually 17-23 jewel watches adjusted to 5 or 6 positions. They almost always have a gold centre wheel and the highest grades have an entirely gold train. The balance wheel usually has gold balance screws, and often has two pair of gold mean-time screws. A "P"-grade balance staff may have two oil grooves and has the finest pivots. The wheel pivots are the finest used on the model'. This watch has 21 jewels, and a screw off back cover plate and screw off front case. The inside of the case has ""Fahys Monarch No 1 Pat April 221879" stamped on it along with serial number "627201" and "29493" etched below it. The mechanism has the serial number "Vanguard Waltham Mass 7002345" stamped and etched onto it. It is in good working condition. It has a white full face behind glass which is in good clear condition. It has a minute hand, hour hand and second hand inside a sub scale. It has "American Waltham Watch Company" in black on the face. The case is very ornately worked in fine scroll and on the reverse it has an image of an American Steam Locomotive in full steam (see one of the photographs). This is a very nice quality American Railway Pocket watch. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12983

Scarce Lehmann (Germany) No.651 Clockwork tinplate Zeppelin EPL1 c.1907 in Working Condition. Sn 12985 - 12985
This is a scarce early (C1907) clockwork tinplate Zeppelin toy with gilt effect finish, red rear propeller, which includes the original key, hanging cradles and on/off stitch. Founded in 1881 in Brandenburg, Germany by Ernst Paul Lehmann, the Lehmann Company is renowned for its detailed and brightly lithographed mechanical tin toys. Lehmann began to see great success in the early 20th century when its sophisticated, lightweight tin toys were recognized as innovations next to the blocky iron toys of most other makers. One of Lehmann’s advances was the patenting of the locking mechanism for clockwork motors. The Zeppelin is lithographed tinplate which has a gilt effect finished and has "EFL1 651 Marke Lehman" on both sides along with "Made In Germany D.R. Patente" on the bottom in black paint. Underneath, at the front it has "21 Jan 06; 22Jan 07 Pat USA 12 Ma 03". It retains both gondolas underneath and a hanging loop on the top. The stop start tab, when operated works as it should and the mechanism can be wound up and the propeller spins as it should. The propeller has the clear plastic inserts missing. This is a scarce toy. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12985

WW2 Nazi German Panzer Grenadier’s ‘Meine Dienstzett’ (My War) Photograph Album With Original Photographs , Newspaper Cuttings, Theatre Tickets, Postage Stamps & Loose War Time Tourist Photos & Post Cards. Sn 12911 - 12911
This is an original WW2 bound Nazi German Photograph Album. The contents and subject matter of the contents indicate that the album belonged to a Panzer Grenadier. The Album measures 12 ½” x 9” x ½” when closed. It has a black leather cover. The cover of the album has an embossed silver coloured German helmet together with ‘Meine Dienstzett’ (My War) in silver. The album contains 18 double sided Pages. The pages are individually mounted with contemporary original photographs of Officers & Other Ranks both in training and in the field including drill, weapons, equipment, tanks and artillery . There are also individual and group portraits of individual Officers and Other Ranks no doubt including the owner of this album. The album also contains Newspaper Cuttings, Theatre Tickets, Postage Stamps & Loose War Time Tourist Photos & Post Cards with German script. The album and photographs are clean. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12911

WW1 1917 Dated Sterling Silver Bell Shaped British Officer’s Presentation Ink Well With Hinged Lid Engraved KBW. DKD From E-T By A & J Zimmerman Birmingham. MISC 846 - MISC 846
This is an excellent original WW1 dated English Sterling Silver Bell Shaped Presentation Ink Well most likely a British Officer’s desk piece. The ink well with hinged lid measures 3 ½” height with lid closed. The base of the bell is 3 ½” diameter. The ink well has do dents or damage and the front is crisply engraved ‘ KBW. DKD June 22nd 1917 From E-T’. The inside of the lid has Sterling Silver hallmarks (illustrated) and small faint number ‘338948’. The rim of the base has Sterling Silver hallmarks of A & J Zimmerman Birmingham (the Business was established in Birmingham in 1879 by Arthur S. Zimmerman and John Ulrich Zimmerman. The firm was converted into a limited liability company in 1902 as A. & J. Zimmerman Ltd). The inside of the ink well has remnants of dried black ink. The base of the ink well has a thin paper cover to prevent wear to desk tops. The bell weighs 215 Grams. Price for this excellent well marked WW1 dated piece includes UK delivery. MISC 846

Original WW2 Japanese Battle Flag / Ensign Of The Empire of Japan. Sn 12624 - 12624
This is an original WW2 Japanese Battle Flag/Ensign Of The Empire of Japan. The national flag of Japan is a white rectangular flag with a large red disc representing the sun in the centre. This flag is officially called Nisshôki (sun-mark flag) in Japanese, but is more commonly known as Hinomaru (circle of the sun). The flag is made of white/red silk. It measures 40 x 23 inches. The flag has a very neat stitched edging which is completely intact. It has no damage. It retains the 'Rope and Loop' for flying the flag. This is a very nice example of the flag. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12624

Cased Presentaion Plaque launch of Japanese Cruiser Kumano, 1937. Misc 115 - Misc 115
This is a white metal plaque presented to VIP's at the launching of the Japanese Heavy Cruiser Kumano in 1937. Featuring the ship on the obverse with Japanese charcaters and further Japanese characters on the reverse. In a brown leather fitted case with white silk lid and blue velvet fitted base made by 'The Shobido Jewelry Co'. The Kumano (ŒF–ì) was one of four Mogami-class cruisers of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was completed at the Kawasaki Shipyard in Kobe on 31 October 1937. She displaced 13,440 tons with a length of 649 ft 10 in and a beam of 66 ft 3 in . Kumano was armed with fifteen 155 mm guns in 5 turrets, eight 127 mm dual-purpose guns, fifty 25 mm anti-aircraft guns, and twelve of the infamous "Long Lance" torpedoes. She played a great part in the Pacific War eventually being sunk by US torpedo aircraft in 1945. All in perfect condition. Price includes UK delivery. Misc 115

1932 Solid Silver & Enamel Polish Airborne Cigarette Case. Misc 113 - Misc 113
A fully hallmarked silver 1932 Cigarette case with turquoise enamel rear and machine turned pattern to the front. Hallmarks inside and engraved 'M.L.B. 18/11/32' also. To the front are two Polish badges, possibly Airborne, one being an eagle diving through thistles. The other appears to be 1st Division. Inside is an original card of a Miss Brownlie, Glasgow with various handwritten addresses, including WFS Camp, Burnside, Rutherford, Roxburgh. Some damage to rear enamel. A lovely piece. Price includes UK delivery. Misc 113

WW1 Period Regimental Quarter Masters Sergeant Townsend 1st Battalion The Welch Regiment Enamel Wash Bowl And Leather Carrier Top With Labels. Sn 12235 - 12235
This is a WW1 period Enamel Wash Bowl and carrying leather top which belonged to R.Q.M.S. Townsend of the 1st Battalion The Welsh Regiment. When WW1 broke out on 4 August 1914 the Welsh Regiment consisted of 1st and 2nd battalions, respectively, in India and at home. Regimental Headquarters with 3rd (Special Reserve) and 7th (Cyclist) battalions at Cardiff, 4th Battalion at Llanelli, 5th Battalion at Pontypridd, both part of South Wales Brigade, and the 6th Battalion at Swansea. In August 1914 they were in Chakrata, India, as part of Dehra Dun Brigade in Meerut Division. They returned to England, landing at Plymouth on 22nd December 1914. They then moved to Hursley Park. Then came under orders of and remained with 84th Brigade in 28th Division. They landed at Le Havre 18 January 1915. They embarked at Marseilles for Egypt and eventually Salonika, on the 24 November 1915. This carrier top is complete with labels, one showing it was being shipped from Karachi in India to Southampton. The leather carrier top is 15" across with a rolled stitched edge. It has a leather handle in the centre. There is a white label which says "R.Q.M.S. 1st battalion The Welch Regiment Per H.T. Neuralia Karachi To Southampton". The other label says "Cabin". The carrier top is in excellent condition and retains a very nice patina. It has thirteen leather tongues through which a thin leather strap is threaded and secured with a brass buckle. The enamel basin is 15" in diameter and is 4" deep. It is in good condition. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 12235

Cased British Officer’s Field Equipment Personal Grooming ‘Cut Throat’ Razor Set By George Butler & Co Sheffield Presented to Brigadier General F S Montague Bates CB, CMG, DSO In 1912 by ‘C’ Company Royal Canadian Regt When He Held The Rank Of Captain. - 12234
Brigadier General F S Montague Bates was born on 8th February 1876. After serving in the ranks of Lumsden’s Corps for 166 days he was commissioned in The East Surrey Regiment on 4th August 1900 and joined the 2nd Battalion. For some time he commanded a Section of a Mounted Infantry Company formed from men of 2 Surreys and 1 Durham Light Infantry. For his services in the South African War he received the Queen's Medal and four clasps. From July 1902 to June 1906 he was seconded to the South African Constabulary and from April 1910 to April 1912 he served with Canadian Forces. In May 1914 he was appointed adjutant of the 6th Battalion and in November he joined 2nd Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment in France with a draft of 207 and assumed command of the Battalion. Later he rejoined 1st Bn The East Surrey Regiment and on 22nd August 1915 was appointed to command vice Lt Col CCC G Ashton who was invalided to UK. He continued to command the Battalion until 17th January 1916 when he was posted to command 12th Bn The Cheshire Regiment. From September to November 1916 he commanded a Brigade with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force and a Brigade with the British Salonika Force from November 1916 to April 1919. On 8th October 1920 he was made Brevet Lt Col and relinquished the temporary rank of Brigadier-General. In November 1920 he returned to UK from Turkey and joined the 2nd Battalion. In June 1921 he was OC Troops, Dublin Castle. In August 1922 he rejoined the 1st Battalion from Ireland and commanded the Battalion from 21st December 1923 to 21st December 1927. On 10th March 1928 he was appointed to command 141st (5th London)) Infantry Brigade (TA). He retired from the Army on 10th March 1932. In the 1939-45 War he served with the Home Guard. For his services in the 1914-18 War and in the inter war years He was made a CB and a CMG and awarded the DSO. He was Mentioned in Despatches six times and awarded the French Legion of Honour 4th Class, the French War Cross with Palm and the Order of the Redeemer 3rd Class (Greece). A contemporary image of the Officer is illustrated inset in image 2). He died on 21st June 1954 (For obituary see the Journal of The East Surrey Regiment Vol VI No 3 November 1954 page 105). This is Montague Bates cased field equipment personal grooming razor set presented to him in April 1912 by ‘C’ Company Royal Canadian Regiment when he held the rank of Captain. The leather bound wood case with hinged lid and brass clasp fasteners contains compartments which hold its original ‘buffing’ stone, strop with wood handle and original leather cover with manufacturer’s original labelling. The case also has its 2 ‘cut throat’ razors with 4 inch folding blades. One marked ‘Kropp Made In England Ground In Hamburg’. The other ‘Encore Thos Turner & Co Sheffield For A & NCSL’ (all illustrated inset in image 2). The razors have bone or antique Ivory scales. The inside of the case has its original paper label ‘George Butler & Co Trinity Works Sheffield’ (illustrated inset in image 2). The lid of the case is impressed with presentation detail ‘C Coy RCR To Capt Montague Bates April 1912’. Price for this personal piece of field equipment presented to a distinguished British Officer which no doubt would have stayed with him throughout his career includes UK delivery. Sn 12234

1950 / 1960’s Johnnie Walker Whisky "Born 1820-Still Going Strong" Hand Painted Wooden Striding Gentleman Bar Top Advertising Figurine. Sn 12041 - 12041
Johnnie Walker is a brand of Scotch whisky owned by Diageo that originated in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. It is the most widely distributed brand of blended Scotch whisky in the world, sold in almost every country, with annual sales of over 130 million bottles. Originally known as Walker's Kilmarnock Whisky, the Johnnie Walker brand is a legacy left by John "Johnnie" Walker after he started to sell whisky in his grocer's shop in Ayrshire, Scotland. In 1908, there was a re-branding of sorts. The whisky was renamed from Walker's Kilmarnock Whiskies to Johnnie Walker Whisky. In addition, the slogan, "Born 1820—Still Going Strong!" was created, along with the Striding Gentleman logo, a figure used in their advertisements to this day, created by illustrator Tom Browne, in honour of the founder, and given the same name. This is an original wooden Johnnie Walker bar top ‘ Striding Gentleman’ advertising figurine in the form popular in bars and public houses during the 1950’s & 1960’s. The wooden hand painted figurine retains its original vivid colours. The solid wood figure is mounted on a wooden plinth and stands 16” tall (including plinth). The figure has its original wire monocle and wood cane (the lower part of the cane’s shaft is absent). The wood of the figurine has some stable surface cracks consistent with age and advertising display. The front of the plinth bears black lettering ‘Johnnie Walker Born 1820 Still Going Strong’ and the underside of the plinth is ink stamped ‘Made In England’. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12041
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